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Empathy to Impact: A Regional Institute on Global Citizenship
Empathy to Impact: A Regional Institute on Global Citizenship

November 16 - 17

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Colegio Jorge Washington

Empathy to Impact: A Regional Institute on Global Citizenship

Join us for a 2-day Regional Institute with Inspire Citizens around the Empathy to Impact approach and engage with resources to enhance curriculum for global citizenship, service, and sustainability.

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Time & Location

November 16 - 17

Colegio Jorge Washington, Anillo Vial, Km 12, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

About the Event

Empathy to Impact: Tools and Approaches to enhance curriculum through meaningful and authentic service learning and authentic community impact.

Participants will explore the Inspire Citizens' Empathy to Impact approach and engage with resources to enhance curriculum for global citizenship, service, and sustainability. Inspire Citizens will co-deliver this session with educators from Colegio Jorge Washington (COJOWA) to showcase their journey of implementing a whole school (Nursery to Grade 12) service learning program and the impacts that it has had on their teachers, students, and greater community.

About this Institute

The Inspire Citizens Empathy to Impact approach follows the Care- Aware- Able- Impact framework. This is a service learning cycle, an enhanced inquiry cycle, a project-based learning cycle, and a method of enhancing any curriculum approach. Participants will develop student empathy by engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals, Social Justice Standards, Well-being indicators and other tools to identify authentic community issues or needs. Participants will look for opportunities to enhance action through Inspire Citizens' Action menu and community assets mapping.  Participants will explore tools for authentic investigation to empower students to become more deeply aware of the issues they care about.  This will all be integrated into curricular outcomes to enhance existing curriculum for global citizenship, service, and action for sustainability.

Participants will get to learn from COJOWA educators and unpack how they implemented these approaches into their own contexts and the impact that it had on their students and the wider community.  Administrators from COJOWA will share their process of planning and preparing to launch a service learning program and teachers will share their experiences designing service learning cycles and implementing them in the community. Participants will finish off the workshop developing their own unit plan, teaching and learning resources, and sharing how they will apply the Empathy to Impact tools and approaches into their teaching and learning context upon returning to their schools.

The Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

1. Use the Empathy to Impact Model and resources to enhance a current unit of study

2. Apply the resources to your context and design learning activities or unit plans

3. Engage with other participants and with COJOWA educators to share, collaborate, and co-create.

This Inspire Citizens workshop is a must for anyone that is:

  • A classroom educator that seeks ways to bring greater compassion, connection, understanding, action, and inner and outer sustainability into the classroom.
  • An educator passionate about reciprocal, impactful, ethical, and mutually beneficial service learning, regardless of their level of experience.
  • A curriculum, sustainability, or service learning coordinator that is trying to help their school’s vision and mission for student agency and global citizenship come to life through highly engaging, student-centered learning experiences.
  • A school counselor who is working to spark mentoring experiences that center on compassion, connection, understanding, and action within ourselves and in our relationship with others and the planet.
  • A future-focused administrator who is exploring proof-of-concept in building a culture of engaged global citizenship or service learning as a through-line for any and all school-wide initiatives or professional learning communities.

Inspire Citizens Student Leadership Workshop (Included for all schools that participate)

  • This workshop will be a 3 hour student leadership workshop
  • This workshop will be open to students.  There must be at least 1, no more than 3,  adults for each 10 students attending.
  • This workshop will likely follow some of the main tools in the Inspire Citizens Changemaker Action Plan and a copy will be provided for each of the participants.
  • This workshop is free of charge for attendees

Inspire Citizens Discovery Calls -- REGISTER FAST! 

Inspire Citizens will offer a free 45 minute “Discovery Calls” for the first 10 schools to register for the Regional Institute.  Once the 10 school stakeholders have been selected, Inspire Citizens will provide a link to automatically book their call.

Recommended Hotels in Cartegena (Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations)

Radisson (highly recommend this hotel) Las Americas

Holiday Inn 

Transportation

Participants are responsible to arrange their own transportation to and from the airport and hotel, as well as to the institute each day. There is no coordinated transportation provided. 

Meals

A daily coffee break and lunch is included in the registration cost. 

Event Schedule

Day 1

8:30 am - 9:00 | Arrival, registration, coffee

9:00 am -10:30am | Learning Session - Empathy to Impact and What's your Why?

10:30 am -10: 45am | Coffee Break

10:45 am -12:00 pm  | Learning Session - Action, Reciprocal Service, and Community Assets.

12:00 pm -1:00 pm  | Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00pm | Learning Session - Strategies for greater awareness and designing a service learning unit

Day 2 

8:30 am - 9:00 | Arrival, registration, coffee

9:00 am -10:30am | Learning Session - COJOWA Educators/Administrators 1

10:30 am -10: 45am | Coffee Break

10:45 am -12:00 pm  | Learning Session - COJOWA Educators/Administrators 2

12:00 pm -1:00 pm  | Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00pm | Learning Session - Inspire Citizens -  Putting it all together and Celebrations and Closing

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